William E. Humphrey
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July 1920 ~ Nov. 2013
William E. Humphrey, 93, of Turlock passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 27th. Bill was born in Monrovia, CA to Norman and Fannie Humphrey and was raised in the Phoenix area. After graduating high school, Bill joined the Army Air Corp and served as a Pilot during WWII, serving in the Pacific/Tinian & the Philippines.After returning home, Bill attended UC Berkeley, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelors Degree. Bill worked for the Lawrence Livermore Lab as a Budget Control Officer for 30 years, retiring in 1980.Bill had an unwavering faith; he loved the Lord Jesus Christ and the Lord came first in his life, followed by his the love and devotion to his family and friends.Bill is survived by his wife Mary, children Gia Swango, Dee (Mike) Taylor, Denise Soria, Karen (Rick) Nordell, Deanna Hooker, Philip Dodson; 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Services are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at Monte Vista Chapel on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30a.m. with burial also on Friday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at 2:30p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Wycliffe Bible Translators/Last Campaign P.O.Box, 628211 Orlando, FL 32862 or Westside Ministries PO Box 354 Turlock, Ca 95381. Please share your memories at
Allen Mortuary & Crematory
247 N Broadway Turlock, CA 95380
Published in the Modesto Bee on Dec. 22, 2013